Rock fans raised £555.69 for Headway at Jersey Opera House on Saturday night after a live gig by tribute band Hats Off to Led Zeppelin.
Audience members had been encouraged to turn up to the show wearing hats to raise awareness of the local brain injury charity. Headway and Jersey Opera House felt there was a natural collaboration to be had with the event following the charity’s annual Hats for Headway fundraisers.
The band made an appeal from the stage to the packed auditorium asking fans to dig deep for collections after the performance. Headway Fundraiser Bethany Gallichan was delighted with the total raised and the prospect that Hats Off to Led Zeppelin may work with the charity on a national level: “It was great to see so many of the audience wearing hats in support of Headway. It was a fantastic celebration of the music of Led Zeppelin, we are so grateful for the support shown by the band and the generosity of the audience. The funds will go towards ensuring we can provide support to Islanders following a brain injury.”
Jersey Opera House Marketing & Sales Manager Abi Nance added: “It was a fantastic evening with a great atmosphere in the auditorium. There was a wonderful synergy between the group and the charity and it’s fabulous that we were able to raise so much for Headway. Thanks must go to all who donated and to the band for their support and encouragement.”